RMPP Action Network programme project manager Brendon Patchett.

The role of project manager for the Red Meat Profit Partnership (RMPP) Action Network programme was too good to ignore, says Brendon Patchett.

Carl Forrester (left), Digby Heard, Simon Lee (speaking), and Tim Waghorn will run the Lanercost Future Farm in North Canterbury in a 50:50 partnership with Beef + Lamb NZ. The front row of their audience at the launch of the venture includes Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor and BLNZ chairman Andrew Morrison. Photo: Rural News Group

Farmers are hearing that Beef + Lamb NZ is “putting your money where our mouth is” as it launches an innovative research partnership.

Kay Worthington at the cattle ring of the New Zealand Agricultural Show where Rangiora High School students were presenting her entries in the Lowline yearling heifer class. Photo: Rural News Group.

When Rangiora Lowline cattle breeders Philip and Kay Worthington hit the A&P show circuit it is usually with a small herd of young people as well as animals.

Happy World Soil Day!

New Zealand scientists are taking a leading role in the global effort to preserve and improve soil health. 

Following the rejection of a school for rural medicine, three universities have another proposal to attract and retain health professionals in rural areas.

The New Zealand Walking Access Commission Ara Hīkoi Aotearoa (NZWAC) is welcoming the mandatory review of its governing legislation, the Walking Access Act 2008.


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